Juggernaut is a mysterious villain of the comic world. The astounding powers that he possesses makes him a real “Juggernaut“. With the help of the superpowers that Juggernaut possess he can beat anybody. Juggernaut fears nothing and it seems that he is invincible to everything with his unstoppable super strength.
Originally, Cain Marko, son of Dr. Kurt Marko, did not have a happy childhood. From the days of his childhood itself, Cain was very rough in nature. He used to stay with his father, stepmother, and stepbrother Charles Xavier. His father used to abuse him too much. This also led to the reason for a disturbed childhood. When Cain started to bully his stepbrother, his father became furious with him and started to abuse him more than ever.
While serving the US Army, Cain once was deserted under fire, and entered into a cave, where he found the secret temple of Cyttorak. There he curiously grabbed a ruby, and found the inscriptions (that he understood under the gem’s mysterious spell) which meant that whoever touches the stone will become a human juggernaut. Just then, a huge bombshell fell on the cave and it was destroyed. However, due to the powers that Cain received from the mysterious gem, he survived the incident and became the Juggernaut.
The Juggernaut’s arch foe is his step bother Professor X, a powerful mutant telepath that leads the X-Men to bring mutants, and humans to live with one another. Juggernaut also has taken on some of the most powerful superheros there are. Juggernaut is one of the more popular super villains in Marvel.
Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared in X-Men #12 (July 1965) as an adversary of the eponymous superhero team.
POWER and ABILITIES
When Cain Marko finds the stone of mystical entity Cyttorak, he is empowered with magical energies and transformed into an immortal avatar for the entity in question. As the Juggernaut, Marko possesses superhuman strength, being capable of shattering mountains, lifting and using buildings as weapons, and extreme durability.
Juggernaut is able to generate a mystical force field that grants him additional invulnerability to any physical attack when it is at its maximum. The Juggernaut is described as physically unstoppable once in motion, does not tire from physical activity, and is able to survive without food, water, or oxygen.
Cain Marko is the son of Kurt Marko, who becomes Charles Xavier’s stepfather when he marries Sharon Xavier after the death of her husband Brian, for which Kurt is partially responsible. Kurt Marko favors Charles and abuses his own son, Cain. Cain resents Charles and bullies him frequently. Cain Marko and his step-brother Charles serve in the US Army and are stationed in Korea. Marko finds a hidden temple dedicated to the entity Cyttorak. On entering, Marko finds and holds a huge ruby and reads the inscription on the stone aloud: “Whosoever touches this gem shall be granted the power of the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak! Henceforth, you who read these words, shall become … forevermore … a human juggernaut!” The gem channels Cyttorak’s power into Marko.
ENEMIES & ROGUES
Juggernaut is a mortal enemy to Charles Xavier and his X-Men.
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